North of South Island – Wine, Diving, Hiking, & Birds (video)

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New Zealand Road-trip: Christchurch to Kaikoura (video)

I wrote a blog on our experience – The Road to Kaikoura – Exploring, Fishing, and Whale Watching in the Town Named “Crayfish” that has all the juicy details, but there is always something missing from just a story told. I think watching a video is a story felt.

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Penguin Safari at Pohatu Marine Reserve

After finally scratching our wine tasting itch, the winds died down and we booked a wildlife kayak tour. Pohatu Penguins had a personal connection with the family that keeps after the Pohatu Marine Reserve and we had the unique opportunity to observe a penguin up-close incubating an egg, witness rafting penguins in the open sea,…

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Backpacking The Copeland Track Photo Gallery + vlog

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Lake Wakatipu (video)

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Moving to Queenstown for the Winter

New Zealand implemented a 4 tiered level system to denote what citizens could and could not do in each level and to expectation set during the pandemic. Honestly, auntie Cindy and her crew really freaking nailed it. Level 3 said people could expand their bubbles by 2 and you could move one direction. Meaning if…

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Bungee Jumping Queenstown’s AJ Hackett Bridge (+gallery & vlog)

Pretty much as soon as, like literally the day Queenstown went to Level 2, we went bungee jumping. Bungee Jumping had been on my bucket list since the first one I ever made when I watched the namesake movie. The godfather of bungee jumping, Aj Hackett left a mark on New Zealand. Even though technically…

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Sunrise Hike of Ben Lomond, Queenstown Photo Gallery (+vlog)

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Kyoto to Mount Fuji: The long way round through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Nachi Falls, and Hamamatsu Gardens

I know that title is a doozy, but we really packed a punch into 8 days. After crossing eating toxic fugu off our bucket list, the next items were seeing Mount Fuji and getting some thrills at Fuji Q Highland. We were killing time trying to time the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival just right and…

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Japow – From the Mountains to the Temples and Everything in Between

Japan is rich with culture and incredible food and experiences, and after spending over a month exploring almost the whole circumference, I could honestly write a blog for each day we spent there, which is probably what has stopped me from catching up on writing about it. For sake of a good enough job finished,…

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